Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series

The Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series focuses on interdisciplinary legal scholarship in all subject areas. The series includes works from the law school's faculty, students, and distinguished visitors. To receive the announcements about new papers from the series, please contact Prof. Peter Yu at peteryu@law.tamu.edu.

2017

17-01
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll's Will: A Tale of Testamentary Capacity
Stephen R. Alton

17-02
Contextual Healing: What to Do About Scandalous Trademarks and Lanham Act 2(a)
Megan M. Carpenter.

17-03
Trademark Law's De-Evolution: Why Courts Get Trademark Cases Wrong Repeatedly
Glynn S. Lunney, Jr.

17-04
Restoring Hope for Heirs Property Owners: The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act
Thomas W. Mitchell

17-05
Intellectual Property Negotiations, the BRICS Factor and the Changing North–South Debate
Peter K. Yu

17-06
Global Conflict and Populism in a Post-9/11 World
Sahar F. Aziz

17-07
Comparing Judicial Activism – Can We Say that the US Supreme Court is More Activist than the German Constitutional Court?
Nuno M. Garoupa

17-08
Negotiating While Black
Michael Z. Green

17-09
The Youngest Patent Validity Proceeding: Evaluating Post-Grant Review
Saurabh Vishnubhakat

17-10
Five Decades of Intellectual Property and Global Development
Peter K. Yu

17-11
(De)Liberalizing Judicial Independence in Egypt
Sahar F. Aziz

17-12
Inefficient Efficiency: Crying Over Spilled Water
Vanessa Casado-Pérez

17-13
Predicting Stock Market Prices with Physical Laws
Jack Manhire

17-14
The Copy in Copyright
Peter K. Yu

17-15
Modern Notice Requirements Through the Lens of Eisen and Mullane
Tanya Pierce and Jeanne C. Finegan (independent)

17-16
How May the United States Leverage its FATCA IGA Bilateral Process to Incentivize Good Tax Administrations among the World of Black Hat and Grey Hat Governments? A Carrot & Stick Policy Proposal
William Byrnes

17-17
Judicial Behavior and Devolution at the Privy Council
Nuno M. Garoupa and Sofia Amaral-Garcia (German Institute for Economic Research [DIW Berlin])

17-18
Voter Psychology and the Carbon Tax
Gary Lucas, Jr.

17-19
Unknowable Unknowns of Tax Reform: Wicked Systems, Cloud Seeding, and the Border Adjustment Tax
Jack Manhire

17-20
International Technology Contracts, Restrictive Covenants and the UNCTAD Code
Peter K. Yu

17-21
Evicted: The Socio-Legal Case for the Right to Housing - A Book Review of Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown Publishers, New York, 2016)
Lisa T. Alexander

17-​22
Losing the 'War of Ideas': A Critique of Countering Violent Extremism Programs
Sahar F. Aziz

17-23
Measuring Scholarly Impact: A Guide for Law School Administrators and Legal Scholars
Gary Lucas, Jr.

17-24
Invisible Adjudication in the U.S. Courts of Appeals
Fatma E. Marouf, Michael Kagan (UNLV) and Rebecca D. Gill (UNLV)

17-25
Thinking About the Trans-Pacific Partnership (and a Mega-Regional Agreement on Life Support)
​Peter K. Yu

17-26
Military Electoral Authoritarianism in Egypt
Sahar F. Aziz

17-2​7
The Audacity of Protecting Racist Speech under the National Labor Relations Act
Michael Z. Green

17-28
The Public Cost of Private Equity
William J. Magnuson.

17-29
Executive Estoppel, Equitable Enforcement, and Exploited Immigrant Workers
Angela D. Morrison

17-30
Enforcement: A Neglected Child in the Intellectual Property Family
​Peter K. Yu

17-31
Background and Current Status of FATCA
William Byrnes, Robert J. Munro, and Texas A&M University School of Law students

17-32
Judicial Behavior under Austerity: An Empirical Analysis of Behavioral Changes in the Portuguese Constitutional Court, 2002-2016
Nuno M. Garoupa (Texas A&M and Catholic University of Portugal [UCP] - Católica Global School of Law), Susana Coroado (University of Lisbon - Institute of Social Science) and Pedro C. Magalhães (University of Lisbon - Institute of Social Science)

17-33
Can NFL Players Obtain Judicial Review of Arbitration Decisions on the Merits When a Typical Hourly Union Worker Cannot Obtain This Unusual Court Access?
Michael Z. Green and Kyle Carney (independent)

17-34
Fighting Fines & Fees: Borrowing from Consumer Law to Combat Criminal Justice Debt Abuses
Neil L. Sobol

17-35
The More Copyright Laws Change, the More Digital Challenges Stay the Same
Peter K. Yu

17-36
Aquifers Shared between Mexico and the United States: Management Perspectives and Their Transboundary Nature
Gabriel Eckstein and Rosario Sanchez (Texas A&M)

17-37
The Most (and Least) Representative Law Schools for Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
Jack Manhire

17-38
New Legal Realism Volume I: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice
Thomas W. Mitchell, Elizabeth Mertz (Wisconsin and American Bar Foundation), and Stewart Macaulay (Wisconsin)

17-39
Move Along to Where? Property in Service of Democracy (A Tribute to André van der Walt)
Timothy M. Mulvaney and Joseph William Singer (Harvard)

17-40
The Transplant and Transformation of Intellectual Property Laws in China
Peter K. Yu

17--41
Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining: When Do Prosecutors Cross the Line?
Cynthia Alkon

17-42
Non-Traditional Trademarks: The Error Costs of Making an Exception the Rule
Glynn S. Lunney, Jr.

17-43
A Particularly Serious Exception to the Categorical Approach
Fatma E. Marouf

17-44
The Antitrusting of Patentability
Saurabh Vishnubhakat

17-45
A Seamless Global Digital Marketplace of Entertainment Content
Peter K. Yu

17-46
The Structured Writing Group: A Different Writing Center?
Brian N. Larson and Christopher Soper (Minnesota)

17-47
Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal
Milan Markovic and Gabriele Plickert (Cal State Poly)

17-48
Constitutional Challenges and Regulatory Opportunities for State Climate Policy Innovation
Felix Mormann

17-49
Enemy of the People: Negotiating News at the White House
Carol Pauli

17-50
The Copyright Holdout Problem and New Internet-Based Services
Peter K. Yu and John T. Cross (Louisville - Brandeis School of Law)

17-51
The Hydrocarbons Industry's Challenge to International Investment Law: A Critical Approach
Guillermo Jose Garcia Sanchez

17-52
Free Trade in Electric Power
Felix Mormann and Joel B. Eisen (Richmond)

17-53
Correlative Obligation in Patent Law: The Role of Public Good in Defining the Limits of Patent Exclusivity
Srividhya Ragavan

17-54
A Spatial Critique of Intellectual Property Law and Policy
Peter K. Yu

17-55
Regulating Fintech
William J. Magnuson

17-56
When Should the First Amendment Protect Judges from Their Unethical Speech?
Lynne H. Rambo

17-57
Corporate Deferred Prosecution as Discretionary Injustice
Peter R. Reilly

17-58
Crossfertilizing ISDS with TRIPS
Peter K. Yu

17-59
A Call for Strengthening the Role of Comparative Legal Analysis in the United States
Irene Calboli

17-60
Title IX: The Difficulties in Protecting an Accused's Rights
Gaines West, West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry
Meg Mary Margaret Penrose, Gaines West (West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry), and Amy Klam (West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry)

17-61
Drugs, Drugs Everywhere But Just Not for the Poor
Srividhya Ragavan

17-62
Development Bridge Over Troubled Intellectual Property Water
Peter K. Yu

17-63
To Speak with One Voice: The Political Effects of Centralizing the International Legal Defense of the State
Guillermo Jose Garcia Sanchez

17-64
Making Meaning: Towards a Narrative Theory of Statutory Interpretation and Judicial Justification
Randy Gordon

17-65
A Tale of Three Markets: Comparing the Renewable Energy Experiences of California, Texas, and Germany
Felix Mormann, Dan Reicher (Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance) and Victor M. Hanna (Miami)

17-66
TPP, RCEP and the Crossvergence of Asian Intellectual Property Standards
Peter K. Yu

17-67
A New International Legal Regime for a New Reality in the War Against Drugs
Guillermo Jose Garcia Sanchez

17-68
Rejecting Charity: Why the IRS Denies Tax Exemption to 501(C)(3) Applicants
Terri Lynn Helge

17-69
Clusters and Links in Asian Intellectual Property Law
Peter K. Yu

17-70
When the Chinese Intellectual Property System Hits 35
Peter K. Yu

17-71
The Role of Creative Language in Addressing Political Asymmetries: The Israeli-Arab Water Agreements
Gabriel Eckstein, Itay Fischhendler (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Aaron T. Wolf (Oregon State)

17-72
'CERD-AIN' Reform: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline Through More Thorough Coordination of the Departments of Justice and Education
Lisa A Rich

17-73
Biobanking, Scientific Productions and Human Rights
Peter K. Yu

17-74
The RCEP and Intellectual Property Norm-setting in the Asia-Pacific
Peter K. Yu

17-75
Background and Current Status of FATCA and CRS (Sept. 2017 edition)
William Byrnes

17-76
Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers
Fatma E. Marouf

17-77
Teaching Public Policy Drafting in Law School: One Professor's Approach
Lisa A Rich

17-78
Customizing Fair Use Transplants
Peter K. Yu

17-79
Alternatives to Immigration Detention
Fatma E. Marouf

17-80
The Significance of the Data Exclusivity and Its Impact on Generic Drugs
Srividhya Ragavan

17-81
A Federal Certificate of Rehabilitation Program: Providing Federal Ex-Offenders More Opportunity for Successful Reentry
Lisa A Rich

17-82
TPP, RCEP and the Future of Copyright Normsetting in the Asia-Pacific
Peter K. Yu